ESXi 4 – new features

ESXi 4 has been released under a new infrastructure name “VMware vSphere 4.0”

Some of my favorite features so far;

  • Host Profiles – Finally you can just apply a host profile to a newly created vmhost. Previously this was a pain to setup all the storage / vlan configuration on each host.
  • Thin Provisioning – Awesome, now disk can be allocated dynamically allocated as needed. Just like it is on vmware virtual server. Perfect for a lab environment where performance is not needed.